Definitions for "Braxton Hicks contractions"
Irregular or "practice" contractions starting around the eighth month that prepare the uterus for labor. Unlike true labor, Braxton Hicks contractions arenâ€(tm)t painful and donâ€(tm)t get stronger and closer over time.
Normal contractions of the uterus, usually painless, in which it tightens and becomes hard.
Contractions of the uterus during pregnancy that are sometimes mistaken for labour. Also called false labour.